Castle Shikigami 2 PlayStation 2

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
Buy On
  1. Though the game lacks the kind of epic presentation that Ikaruga fans enjoy, the levels are still something worth looking at while you’re dodging unfriendly fire.
  2. For what it is, Castle Shikigami 2 is decent and can be fun. It’s just a standard shooter and will most likely appeal to fans of this type of game. In other words, it won’t be winning people over to the genre.
  3. PSM Magazine
    60
    This is your typical 2D, old-school, vertical shooter, but the price is right, and there are some cool nuances. [Dec 2004, p.78]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 2, 2014
    8
    This is a great bullet-hell style vertical shooter with a terrible English translation. The translation doesn't really matter as the game playThis is a great bullet-hell style vertical shooter with a terrible English translation. The translation doesn't really matter as the game play more than makes up for it. Full Review »
  2. RickS.
    Sep 21, 2005
    8
    This game surprised me.I love shooters and know how hard they are to find in this "next-gen" world.Though it is short,only 5 levels with two This game surprised me.I love shooters and know how hard they are to find in this "next-gen" world.Though it is short,only 5 levels with two parts each,the amount of charecters to choose from makes replay fun.It's no Gradius5 but it made me happy to find at the store on a boring sunday afternoon. It is now wed. and I am still having fun! Full Review »
  3. JL
    Jan 24, 2005
    5
    Looks like XS Games chopped up yet another great shump from Japan. The graphics are great for a Naomi original. However, the story line was Looks like XS Games chopped up yet another great shump from Japan. The graphics are great for a Naomi original. However, the story line was lostdue to the poor translation of speech and subtitles in this game. I rated the Japanese version a 8, but this U.S. release received a 5. Full Review »